perrin at apotheon.com
Wed Mar 28 02:29:47 UTC 2012
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 03:54:03AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:48:34 -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > I was thinking of mentioning the Happy Hacking keyboard, but I see you
> > beat me to it. I have not used one for more than a few minutes once,
> > though. Does the Fn+<number> work with Ctrl+Alt+F<number> combination to
> > move around between TTY consoles?
> As far as I remember, it does. I don't have a HHK here to check.
> >From what I know, the keyboard generates the proper codes
> internally, so Fn+<number> is equivalent to PF <number> in
> any regards, and therefore any combination with Ctrl and/or
> Alt should also work as expected. To the computer, it should
> be no difference from a "real" keyboard.
My concern in this regard would be whether the keyboard "knows" that the
Fn key is supposed to be applied to the F<num> key, and not to the Ctrl
or Alt key. If neither the Ctrl or Alt key is modifiable by the Fn key,
I guess that might be a non-issue, but I'm pretty sure that (for
instance) the Fn key on a ThinkPad is meant to be used with only one
other key at a time. It's just not meant to make up for the lack of
standard keyboard keys, so there isn't any conflict.
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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